Making healthcare reach remote areas

Founded in 2021, CureBay has managed to help more than 10,000 patients. Currently, it operates around 17 e-clinics across Odisha.

Making healthcare reach remote areas

Friday January 13, 2023,

4 min Read


Thursday wasn’t a good day for Paytm and Nykaa on the bourses. 

One 97 Communications, the parent company of Paytm, saw its share price crash 6.43% to Rs 542.25 per share after Alibaba Group’s Ant Financial sold two crore shares, or nearly 3% stake, in a block deal. 

Meanwhile, shares of beauty retailer Nykaa, owned by FSN E-commerce, fell 3.45% to Rs 149.75 per share as an undisclosed shareholder off-loaded 1.4 crore shares to raise $26 million, priced at Rs 148.90 per share.

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In today’s newsletter, we will talk about 

  • Enabling affordable healthcare accessible
  • Noise's revenue shoots up
  • Brewing success with Brew Estate

Here’s your trivia for today: Chrometophobia is an irrational fear of what?


Enabling affordable healthcare accessible

Around 65% of India live in rural areas, but they don't have access to quality healthcare. Enter Bhubaneswar-based CureBay, which enables the last-mile distribution of primary healthcare services by leveraging technology and a network of e-clinics.

Access to healthcare:

  • CureBay provides teleconsultations, deliver medicines, schedule appointments, address the diagnostic needs of patients, and facilitate admission.
  • The startup is operating 17 e-clinics across different districts in Odisha and is planning to add seven to eight e-clinics every month.
  • It has seen over 10,000-plus patients on its platform, with an average spend per patient of more than Rs 600.


Noise's revenue shoots up

Indian wearable brand Noise reported a 126% growth in revenue and a 7.35% rise in profit in FY22. It reported Rs 792.79 crore in revenue from operations and recorded profits of Rs 35.50 crore.

Key points:

  • Noise's major source of revenue is product sales, raking in Rs 792.71 crore—up by 55.78% from a year ago.
  • The company posted total expenses of Rs 756.71 crore from the purchase of stock, advertising and promotions, and employee benefits.
  • It is targeting a revenue of Rs 850 crore by FY23.
noise founders

Noise founders Gaurav Khatri (left) and Amit Khatri (right)

Food and Beverages

Brewing success with Brew Estate

To inculcate the local breweries and pub scenes he experienced in Australia back home, Arundeep Singla founded The Brew Estate, which aims to become India's largest microbrewery chain. In FY22, parent company Alcostar Group generated Rs 1,000 crore in revenue.

Fostering growth:

  • Alcostar Group operates 12 microbrewery outlets in four states: Punjab, Delhi, Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh.
  • It offers around 80 different beer flavours, including fruity varieties like kiwi, apple, strawberry, and guava.
  • It plans to open nearly 15 more pubs in the coming months.
This Chandigarh alco-beverage company is checking all boxes to become a rising star

With 12 microbrewery outlets spread across north India and a wide selection of spirits in its portfolio, here’s how Chandigarh-based Alcostar Group is expanding fast.

News & updates

  • Inflation: India’s annual retail inflation rose 5.72% in December from 5.88% in the previous month, within the Reserve Bank of India’s comfort zone, amid cooling food prices, while industrial output rose at the fastest pace since June, easing concerns for policymakers.
  • BYD in India: Chinese carmaker BYD Co. is seeking to capture 40% of India’s EV market by 2030, joining a rush of foreign carmakers jockeying for a bigger share of the world’s fourth-biggest auto market, Sanjay Gopalakrishnan, senior vice president of its local unit said at the Auto Expo 2023. 
  • Touchscreens: After years of denial, Apple could launch MacBooks with touchscreens by 2025 as a part of a new MacBook Pro lineup. This lineup revamp could also see the company switching from LCD to OLED displays for the 14-inch and 16-inch Pro models.

Chrometophobia is an irrational fear of what?

Answer: Money

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